Religion Crash Course

Hundreds of smart and adaptive flashcards to conveniently study the world's religions.

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The most efficient Religion Crash Course.

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With over 150 smart flashcards covering key concepts, critical facts, and sources of wisdom, Brainscape’s Religion Crash Course is the smartest, most efficient supplementary tool to help you master the basics of the world’s major religions!

The most efficient crash course of the world’s major religions

Understanding the world's religions—like Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and more—is an important step to having a greater understanding of, and respect for the cultures we share our planet with.

So, we’ve broken down the core concept and teachings of these religions into this collection of easy-to-digest question-and-answer flashcards, which you can study anywhere, anytime via the web and your iOS or Android devices. These flashcards present a detailed, yet still concise, summary of the most essential facts you need to know, while Brainscape’s customizable flashcard repetition algorithm cuts your memorization time dramatically.

Where the Buddha achieved enlightenment? What are the three major movements in modern Judaism? And what is the parable of the Prodigal Son? Unearth the answers to these questions and countless more with Brainscape’s crash course on the world’s major religions!

Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of religious content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s Religion Crash Course course, you get:

  • +150 flashcards across 6 decks that help you memorize the fundamental religious dates, figures, and practices that everyone should know.
  • Easy access to study online or in Brainscape's mobile apps.
  • A spaced repetition learning system customized to your pace of learning.
  • Lots of scores, analytics, and progress metrics so you can easily track your studies and build good study habits.
  • Social features and leaderboards to see how your progress compares to other people around the world.

Add this to your library and get a better handle on some of the world's major religions today!

Decks in this class (6)

Hinduism
The ancient wisdom of Hinduism has survived for thousands of years, its ideas appearing and reappearing in ethical traditions throughout the world. Use this deck to begin understanding the oldest of the world's major religions.
26  cards
Buddhism
Legend has it that the people of India asked the Buddha if he was a god, an angel, or a saint. The Buddha replied no to all three questions. "Then what are you?" the people asked. The Buddha replied, "I am awake." Gain a basic understanding of the Buddha's philosophy-religion, which is at once deeply mysterious and startlingly simple.
28  cards
Islam
The youngest of the three Abrahamic religions has a rich history and a fascinating theology often overlooked in the western world. Use this deck to gain a layman's understanding of the tenets of Islam.
24  cards
Judaism
By the numbers, Judaism is a small religion, but the impact that Jews have had on the world is significant. Use this deck to learn about the beliefs and practices of this oldest of Abrahamic religions.
27  cards
Christianity
From the simple life of Christ to the often bewildering hermeneutics of the Bible, Christianity has had a great impact on humanity. The history and future of the western world cannot be understood without a working knowledge of Earth's most popular religion. This deck provides a solid introduction.
35  cards
Chinese Religion
The traditions of China challenge the western concept of "religion." Rather than enforcing dogma, China's various systems of thought and practice borrow from and build on each other, forming a rich patchwork of intermingling ideas. This deck provides a very brief introduction to the ethical and religious traditions native to China: Confucianism, Taoism, and ancient folk religion.
17  cards

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